I have been working hard on my craft since 2004, and I think I have a skill level that shows in my work. I am the do over queen and there are many heads without bodies to suggest that these mistakes drive me to the perfect end. The finished doll always seems to lead to the next doll, one is born out of another. This is why I love making dolls. It is the air I breathe and pretty much defines me. I am a doll maker.

This may sound strange but these bodiless heads and headless bodies speak to me. I have control over the parts and pieces individually, but the position involved in the connection is revealed at the moment the pieces touch one another for the first time. The head moves me to sew it in a certain pose, same with the hands and arms. The whole doll forms itself to be expressive according to its idea of itself.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Top Hat and Blonde Hair

This is the 6th of the doll heads. Her hair is made from twistie paper.I unwrap the twistie paper and then wrap it around a dowel.
I wrap some paper around the back of the head to keep any flesh color from showing through. The first few pieces are short and folded in half or made into a loop to act as the under layer for the longer pieces.
All the paper is hot glued on to the head.After the paper is glued on to the head I will do some more twisting and some pieces will get glued to others to produce a more put together do.She is a blonde haired beauty. Waiting for her finishing touches.

5 comments:

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Clever idea! I'll have to try it sometime!

YoursTruli said...

Thanks so much for sharing this that's a great look and so easy I might even be able to do it :) I really love this idea!

WhimsiGals said...

looks great, very interesting texture!

Micki said...

That is such a unique and clever idea for hair. Wonderful!
Micki

FairiesNest said...

You always have the best hair ideas, creative and lovely! Thanks for sharing!